Protect the environment from E-waste
1. What is E-waste?
E-waste means electrical and electronic equipment, whole or in part discarded as waste by the consumer or bulk consumer as well as rejects from manufacturing, refurbishment and repair processes and the products which have attained their s end of life as per the Guidelines issued by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change.
The e-waste Rules apply to all electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) listed in Schedule 1 (this includes Air Conditioners also) [Attached below], including their components and consumables which are part of the product at the time of discarding.
2. Guidance on disposal:
In India, E-Waste (Management) Rules 2016 have been notified by the Central Government which have replaced the E-Waste (Management & Handling) Rules, 2011. Daikin stands committed to implement these revised E-Waste Rules. Daikin has entered into an arrangement with authorized e-waste recycler for facilitating our Channel partners/customers/Bulk consumer to enable them to dispose off the e-waste products after its end-of-life products or otherwise and also defective spare parts.
In this process, the channel partners/customers/Bulk Consumer may get in touch with our Call Centre (1800-102-9300 & 1800-22-9300) and we would be happy to assist you in channelization of the E-waste. Daikin works closely with all consumer durable supply chains including authorized service providers, distributors, merchandiser’s customers, and the recycling industry.
We urge our Channel partners/Consumers/Bulk Consumer to contribute towards conservation and prevention of environment from potential problems by a simple action — the proper depositing of their old consumer durable products, its accessories or defective spares.
3. Average Life of Electrical and Electronics Equipments
|Sr. No.||Categories of electrical and electronic equipment||EEE Code||Average Life|
|i.||Information technology and telecommunication equipment|
|Centralized data processing:||ITEW1|
|Personal Computing: Personal Computers (Central Processing Unit with input and output devices)||ITEW2||6 Years|
|Personal Computing: Laptop Computers(Central Processing Unit with input and output devices)||ITEW3||5 Years|
|Personal Computing: Notebook Computers||ITEW4||5 Years|
|Personal Computing: Notepad Computers||ITEW5||5 Years|
|Printers including cartridges||ITEW6||10 Years|
|Copying equipment||ITEW7||8 Years|
|Electrical and electronic typewriters||ITEW8||5 Years|
|User terminals and systems||ITEW9||6 Years|
|Pay telephones||ITEW13||9 Years|
|Cordless telephones||ITEW14||9 Years|
|Feature phones||7 Years|
|Smart phones||5 Years|
|Answering systems||ITEW16||5 Years|
|ii.||Consumer electrical and electronics:|
|Television sets (including sets based on (Liquid Crystal Display and Light Emitting Diode technology)||CEEW1||9 Years|
|Washing Machine||CCEW3||9 Years|
|Air-conditioners excluding centralized air conditioning plants||CCEW4||10 Years|
|Fluorescent and other Mercury containing lamps||CEEW5||2 Years|
4. Don't dump Electrical and Electronic Products in Garbage Bins
4.1. DO'S & DONT'S
Run And Maintain The Air Conditioner As Per The Instructions Given In The Operation / Instruction Manual
Ensure That An Authorised Person Repairs Your Air Conditioner
Call Our Local Authorised Dealer Or Our Toll Free Number To Dispose Your Air Conditioner
Contact An Authorised Dealer In Case Of Installation Or DE-INSTALLATION
Consult Our Local Authorised Dealer Or Our Toll Free Number On The Life Span Of The Air Conditioner
Do Not Try To Repair Your Air Conditioner On Your Own
Do Not Sell Or Dispose Your Air Conditioner Or Parts To An Unauthorised Kabbadi Wala / Scrap Dealer/ Rag Pickers
Do Not Dismantle Your Air Conditioner On Your Own
Do Not Get Your Air Conditioner Or Any Parts Repaired By An Unauthorised Person
Do Not Dispose Off The E-WASTE In Landfills
Do Not Use The Air Conditioner As Furniture After Its Use
1800-102-9300 / 1800-22-9300 (TOLL FREE NUMBER)
For further information visit at:
Ministry of Environment & Forests (MOEF)
Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB)